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How to Link Your Ring Devices for Enhanced Security

Learn how your Ring devices can work together and perform actions at the same time when an Event happens at your location.

What are Linked Devices?

Linked Devices (or device linking) lets you set up relationships between your Ring devices so they can work together to better protect you. For example, if one device detects motion, other devices can begin recording video or turn on their lights.

How to link your Ring devices

You can link Ring Alarm, Ring doorbells, cameras, and smart lighting in the Ring app to perform action when a Ring, Motion, or Alarm Event happens.

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the
    menu (☰)
    and then
    Devices
    .
  3. Select the primary
    Device
    where the Event will happen.
    • For example, if you choose your doorbell, you'll be setting up what happens on other devices if someone presses your doorbell or when motion is detected.
  4. Tap the
    Linked Devices
    tile on your Device Dashboard.
  5. Choose the action your other Ring devices should take when someone interacts with your primary Device.
  6. Under each device at your location, tap the actions you want each device to perform, or leave devices to do nothing.
  7. Tap
    Save
    and now your devices are linked.

If you have a Ring Protect plan, your Ring videos will show in your Event History as a Linked Event. Ring Protect is not required to link your devices, but only compatible Ring devices can perform certain actions like turning on lights.

Device linking examples

Ring Doorbells

  • Motion Detected:
    When your Ring doorbell detects motion, you can link other connected Ring cameras and doorbells to start recording, or connect compatible Ring devices to turn on their lights.
  • Rings:
     When someone presses your doorbell, you can link other connected Ring cameras and doorbells to start recording, or connect compatible Ring devices to turn on their lights.

Ring Cameras

  • Motion Detected:
    When your Ring camera detects motion, you can link other connected Ring cameras and doorbells to start recording, or connect compatible Ring devices to turn on their lights.

Ring Alarm

  • Alarm Sounding:
     When your Alarm sounds, you can link connected Ring cameras and doorbells to start recording, or connect compatible Ring devices to turn on their lights.
  • Entry Delay:
    While someone is entering your location and disarming Ring Alarm, you also link connected Ring cameras and doorbells to start recording, or connect compatible Ring devices to turn on their lights.

Ring Smart Lighting

  • Motion Detected:
    When your Ring Smart Light detects motion, or turns on or off, you can link other connected Ring cameras and doorbells to start recording, or connect compatible Ring devices to turn on their lights.

Works With Ring Devices

Works With Ring are third-party devices like smart locks, thermostats, and more that you can connect or link to your Ring account for enhanced security.

  1. In the Ring app, tap the
    menu (☰)
    then
    Devices.
  2. Tap the device you want to access.
  3. Tap the
    Device Settings
    tile.
  4. Tap
    Partners
    .
  5. Tap
    Add a Partner
    to connect Works With Ring devices for added convenience, monitoring, and security.

Last updated 6 months ago